Professor Moustapha Kassem, Director, Laboratory of the Molecular Endocrinology, Medical Biotechnology Centre, University of Southern Denmark.
Moustapha Kassem, MD, PhD, (born 1959) is a scientist, physician and endocrinologist based in Denmark. He received his medical degree from Kasr-el-Aini Medical School, Cairo University, Egypt (1985) and received his post-graduate training in internal medicine and endocrinology in Denmark and USA. He obtained his PhD degree (1994) and DSc degrees (1998) from Aarhus University, Denmark.
He had a post-doctoral fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA where he worked with professor B. L. Riggs. Moustapha Kassem's research focus is mechanisms of bone formation and stem cell differentiation into skeletal tissues. He combines methodologies of clinical medicine with state-of-the-art technologies of cell and molecular biology. Moustapha Kassem has developed normal and immortalized cell lines for studying human skeletal (mesenchymal) stem cells and their differentiation potential. Moustapha Kassem has also studied aging of bone cells and the effects of donor age on their biological functions. Moustapha Kassem is a co-founder of Stem Cell Treatment Center at Odense University Hospital (OUH), where stem cell therapy is being introduced into clinical practice and PhD graduate school of Stem Cells and Related Technologies.